ACC wants deal with FBI

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Nov 06,2019 | Updated: 00:01, Nov 06,2019


The Anti-Corruption Commission wanted to sign a memorandum of article with the US Federal Bureau of Investigation to exchange information and training regarding graft.

The commission chairman Iqbal Mahmood expressed the interest at a meeting with a three-member delegation of US Department of Justice at the commission’s head office, said the commission secretary M Delowar Bakth at a press conference.

He said the commission sent a letter to authorities concerned for getting necessary steps to sign the memorandum as the commission was keen to train to its officials by the experts of FBI, the domestic intelligence and security service and the principal federal law enforcement agency of the US.

He said the commission also a plans to send a mutual legal assistance request to the US to get information on corrupt Bangladeshis who were hiding in the country.

If needed, the commission would send a letter to the country’s authority concerned to know the information into the gamblers playing in Casinos at Las Vegas, he said.

He said the commission chairman at the meeting sought assistance from the department to install a high quality forensic laboratory to fight against money laundering, terror financing, and conspiracies of corruption.

Responding a question of the delegation, the commission chairman said the commission was not only caching small fries, but also big fishes.

He said high-profile people were facing the commission’s interrogation and some others were on process as the commission would not exempt anyone involved with corruption.

US Department of Justice resident legal advisor for US embassy in Dhaka Eric Opanga led the delegation.

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